WHO WE ARE
The Jane Addams College of Social Work carries the mission of Jane Addams and the Hull-House movement forward, adapting social work to the needs and realities of today’s urban settings and is committed to forwarding social, racial, and economic justice. As a premier institution for graduate study, the College is a recognized leader in social work research, education and service. It is one of the seven health sciences colleges at the University of Illinois at Chicago, offering MSW and PhD degrees in social work, and houses three centers. The mission is to educate professional social workers, develop knowledge, and provide leadership in the development and implementation of policies and services on behalf of the poor, the oppressed, racial and ethnic minorities, and other at-risk urban populations.
The Survey Research Laboratory (SRL) is a research and service unit established in 1964. It is a division of UIC’s College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs and provides survey research services to the faculty, staff, and students of UIC and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC); other academic institutions; local, state, and federal agencies; and others working in the public interest. SRL has offices on the UIC and UIUC campuses and can undertake complete survey projects from initial study design through data analysis. During the last 51 years, SRL has been involved in almost 1,200 research projects, collecting data through telephone and face-to-face interviews and mail, Web-based, and other self-administered questionnaires.